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Again! Again!

Posted by | Posted in Finance | Posted on 04-12-2008

Well apparently, the Bank Of England is thinking about cutting interest rates again, this time to 2%. Which in theory, should be good news. Although we all know what happened last time – some of the banks decided they’d pass the savings onto their customers (but not in full, you understand, oh no) and some of the banks won’t pass any savings onto their customers at all. Which kind of defeats the purpose. Those banks will no doubt keep their own interest rates at the same level, meaning more money for them, but it’ll still leave a large proportion of home-owners with a hefty mortgage to pay each month. Again, it comes down to greed.

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Now’s A Great Time To Buy A Kitchen

Posted by | Posted in Finance | Posted on 27-11-2008

Well as you can see from this news story (and all the others) things aren’t looking too good for high street retailers. Woolworths, one of Britain’s national institutions, is going tits up. In the next couple of weeks there’s likely to be a few other retailers that are going to go the same way. MFI seems to be another one.

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The Weekend Approaches

Posted by | Posted in Finance | Posted on 07-11-2008

It’s the best day of the week again today! Although I’m looking forward to the weekend, I’ve got no idea what to do with it yet. After spending last weekend doing not a lot (except drinking – there was lots of that) I figured I’d have a relaxing one this time. I might even post on here for once!

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Great News… Not

Posted by | Posted in Finance, The 9-To-5 Droll | Posted on 05-11-2008

“Should the Iranian regime-do they have the sovereign right to have civilian nuclear power? So, like, if I were you, that’s what I’d ask me. And the answer is, yes, they do.”

Yesterday, everyone at my workplace was given the delightful news that the company still predicts that, due to the current financial climate, it won’t be making as much profit as previously thought, and so it was asking for everyone to pull together to come up with ideas to help save money. Oh, and it also asked if anyone would be happy to take voluntary redundancy.

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The IT World: Over-Complicating Things

Posted by | Posted in Finance, Geek Stuff | Posted on 28-10-2008

You tube my space, and I’ll Google your Yahoo.

On reading my usual morning emails and geeky articles from various sources, I came across a term that seems to be making an appearence more and more often in the IT world – Cloud Computing. It’s something that seems to have popped up in the last few months, and now everyone wants in on it.

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And Andy Warhol Thinks He’s Good

Posted by | Posted in Finance, Site News, Society | Posted on 16-10-2008

After posting a random thread on the bestest intertube forum on the (dot)net, I got a whole load of awesome banners to put up on the site. As you probably already noticed, I decided to put them all online and create a banner rotator that will load a banner at random whenever the page is loaded. So a big thanks to Steve, FC, Sammo, and Mikeynma for their efforts!

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Werd To The Old School

Posted by | Posted in Finance, Random, Tunes | Posted on 15-10-2008

“Run for the hills!… No, wait, The Hills Have Eyes.”

Yesterday evening I was paid a visit by a family member who’d been stashing away quite a few things of mine for a number of years. They had decided that, seeing as they no longer actually lived at the house in which the items were stored, it was probably time I took them back. And how glad I am that I did.

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Financial Markets – What The Real Crack Is

Posted by | Posted in Finance | Posted on 07-10-2008

If I have two apples, and I give you six apples, how many apples do I have left?

Well I took a look at the house I might be moving into last night, and it seems quite nice. I very much doubt I’ll find a better house round here. And because a family member of mine lived in it previously, there’s a whole load of stuff I can rob from them and use as my own, which saves me the hassle of buying a load of new furniture and guff like that. What with this so-called credit crunch, that’s probably a good thing.

I’ve had some good feedback about Sunday’s mix that I posted, and I’m glad some people are enjoying it:

This mix is fucking mint!

I read this interesting article yesterday that explained a lot about how the so-called Credit Crunch we’re in came about. There’s also a bit of history in there too, for good measure. Although the article goes into some detail about what’s been going on in the financial markets over the last couple of years, there’s a lot of slight exaggerations. Not with the story, but with descriptions like this:

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A Load Of Bankers

Posted by | Posted in Finance | Posted on 16-09-2008

You’re not very highly trained in espionage, are you Will? Yeah, Will! Is that a kitten?

Well, well, well. Yesterday, as I’m sure you’ve all heard by now, Lehman Brothers Investment Bank filed for bankruptcy protection, as it’s basically gone broke. Naturally, being America-based, it has had repercussions all over the world. Quite why that is, I’ve no idea, but when America is doing something wrong, everyone else seems to suffer.

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